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Neighbors: we need your help protecting rezoned neighborhoods

As many of you know, we have been fighting over the fate of the lot at 3333 Giles for more than a decade. In 2004, through the help and hard work of Community Board 8, parts of Van Cortlandt Village (including this lot) were rezoned to permit only detached 2-family homes. It was widely recognized […]

Progress at Bailey Place Greenstreet

Progress at Bailey Place Greenstreet

Bob Drake, who’s been monitoring the construction closely, sent this recent photo of the project. You can see the new walkway on the left, and Bob reports that the trough runs all the way to the top.  

Park Clean-up at Fort Four/ Come stake a garden plot!

The Kingsbridge Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association is sponsoring a Park Clean- up on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11 AM to 4 PM at Fort Four Park Playground at Sedgwick and Reservoir Avenues, Bronx, NY. The purpose of the event is to clean and revitalize the park and involve the community in a fun day […]

Immense diversity of plants in Van Cortlandt Park, Professor Finds

The latest Lehman College magazine includes an article on Professor Jack Henning’s research on plant life in Van Cortlandt Park – “Four Year Survey of Plants In Van Cortlandt”    

Wondering about impact of new Riverdale Crossing Mall?

The Community Board 8 Traffic and Transportation Committee will hold a meeting about the development on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Manhattan College Engineering Building, on Corlear Avenue and 238th Street. At this website, you can see some drawings and layouts of the mall, which is already under construction. http://www.riverdale-crossing.com/ This […]

In the New York Times: Should the Putnam Trail be paved?

In the New York Times: Should the Putnam Trail be paved?

Yesterday’s New York Times explored the debate over whether or not to pave the Putnam Trail. …Battle lines have been drawn, and arguments amassed, on both sides of a plan to pave and widen the path, known as the Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park. On one side are bicyclists and advocates for the disabled who […]

A car jumped the bollards on the median on Tuesday, just before 5:30 p.m. Photo: Jordan Moss

New Median may not be adding to safety

I’ve been concerned about the new median installed in front of Food Dynasty since it was installed, but Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. when I saw this car perched on top of the bollards, I decided it was time to write about it. Having a median in the middle of this large, busy, multi-directional intersection seems […]

New York Times features Van Cortlandt Village and FIPNA

New York Times features Van Cortlandt Village and FIPNA

Check out the New York Times’s February 17 “Living In” feature about Van Cortlandt Village–  “Affordability and Pride of Place.” They last featured our community in 2007 but like to revisit the most interesting neighborhoods.  

New York Times: Bloomberg’s “affordable” apartments are not actually affordable for their communities

Last week, the NYTimes ran a story– “Some ‘affordable’ units too costly” February 13– affirming what we have been saying for years: that the subsidized units financed under Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace do not actually serve the housing needs of the communities (largely in the Bronx) where they are being built. HPD is using a “median income” […]

Celebrate 125 years of Bronx Parks!

FIPNA member Dart Westphal chairs the committee to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Bronx’s crown jewel, its parks. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-parks-system-created-new-york-city-chartered-article-1.1238312

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